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Mulatonu questions Muivah’s friendship with Kukis
Staff Reporter KHEHOI (DIMAPUR), APR 17 (NPN)
Published on 18 Apr. 2010 12:32 AM IST
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Envoy to the collective leadership of GPRN/NSCN, Kughalu Mulatonu Saturday questioned NSCN (I-M) general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah over his tryst with the Kukis, years after openly admitting crimes perpetrated against Kukis and now trying to come to terms with them.
Mulatonu said the UN should investigate crimes committed by Muivah and the Tangkhuls on Kukis.
Mulatonu’s statement came against the backdrop of the NSCN (I-M) reaffirming its friendship and commitment towards the Kukis, and Muivah having declared that the post of president of Kuki Tribal Union (KTU) would be equivalent to that of steering committee member, NSCN (I-M) and the post of vice-president KTU, equivalent to that of ‘deputy kilonser.’
Speaking to media persons at Khehoi designated camp after the weekly cabinet meeting of the GPRN/NSCN, Mulatonu said Muivah had earlier stated that the Kukis were nomads and not Nagas. He said Muivah contradicted his own statement wherein he had admitted that Kukis and Tangkhuls lived together for the past one decade.
Mulatonu demanded that Muivah clarify as to which Kukis he meant, as there are Kukis in Myanmar, Assam, Mizoram etc.
Going by the record of Muivah’s interviews in the past, Mulatonu said the NSCN (I-M) general secretary has admitted to crimes including the assassination attempts on former state chief minister, Dr S. C. Jamir, massacre of K. Hollohon’s family etc. “I see no reason as to why a terrorist should represent the Nagas,” he said. Mulatonu opined that the government of India should be “very futuristic, have vision and talk to Nagas rather than to terrorists”.
Mulatonu reminded that Muivah, on arrival at the Dimapur from New Delhi after the last round of talks, had said that he would not meet NGOs and other civil societies. He said the NSCN (I-M) had also issued a press statement on their general secretary’s inability to meet the NGOs. However, Mulatonu said, few days back Muivah stated that he had met all Naga NGOs, sought their views and opinions and was going to New Delhi for the next round of talks. He alleged that Muivah visited Rangapahar 3 Corps headquarter in April just as ‘Lt Gen (retd)’ V. S. Atem did in 1997.
32-point proposal
Mulatonu said Muivah had submitted a 32-point proposal to the government of India in 2003. He said the first 29 points were computer prints while the last three points were handwritten. Mulatonu, who claimed to have a copy of the two-page proposal, said the first of the three additional points indicated that the Nagas in Myanmar would not be included in the ongoing talks while next point was the proposal for an international airport in Nagaland and the last was for a railway line from Dimapur to Tizit.
Mulatonu said Muvah had been denying these 32 points from 2003-09 and only now admitted it. “We know the cat and even if it comes in a Tiger’s skin, it will not roar but mew,” he said.
“If Muivah wants to rescue the Nagas, he should first surrender to us,” Mulatonu demanded.
He claimed that Muivah was lodged at Lodi Estate 61, New Delhi, guarded by Delhi police and breastfed by RAW and IB. He said Muivah must not demonstrate Indian wisdom in expecting to deceive the Nagas having experience of more than seven decades.
Further, Mulatonu alleged that (late) Zimik Ramyo Tangkhul, who joined the NNC when the political dialogue was taking place between government of India and NNC from 1964-68, was the main culprit in dividing the Nagas and the brainchild of Shillong Accord.
Mulatonu said the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) was doing a “very tremendous” job but added that the Naga unification process started by the NSCN in November 22, 2007 was the immediate cause behind the birthing of the FNR.
On the Joint Parliamentary Working Committee (JPWC), Mulatonu said their (JPWC) duty was to protect the Indian constitution and “we do not want them to comment on the Naga issue.” He said if the JPWC wanted to involve in the Naga issue,then the Nagaland Legislative Assembly should be dissolved first.
Besides Mulatonu, other ‘kilonsers’ who attended Saturday’s cabinet meeting included: ‘kilo kilonser’ Hothrong Yimchunger, ‘MIP kilonser’ Meren Nokpu, two ‘kilonsers’ Shikato Chishi and Longshen Khiamnuingan, ‘deputy kilonsers’ Haolin Kuki, Kechangulie Angami, Viniho, Tokiho, Khetoshi, Khulu Tep and Khehoto.

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